I have a sony pcg-grt170 with an internal sony dvd dw rw-u50a burner. It worked absolutely fine until I tried to burn some hi-speed 6x-10x cd-rw's...it reads them after I had them burnt on another burner, but still won't burn them.
Lately, I got some Sony cd-r's...1x-48x/700mb/80min. When I tried to burn data to the cd-r's, the writing wizard says the drive writes at a lower speed than the highspeed disks in drive??? and is unable to write to disk...thought they were multiple speed compatible...I tried to set a lower burn speed, didn't work, I tried to set a higher burn speed, didn't work.
The drive reads other data cd's I've burnt, on this drive and others, but don't seem to like to cooperate with the new cd-r's from the same brand...I burnt data to the sony cd-r's on another burner, and the drive recognizes the data cd as a blank cd!
Actually got the drive cooperating with the sony cd-r's...and most of the other ones it had ignored for a while, by cleaning the lens with a q-tip and distilled water...
But the adventure is not over...
Now it shows:
used space: 28.2MB
free space: 85.5MB
on the sony cd-r i had a problem with! It's far from the 700MB capacity of the disk. It does similar stuff on other cd-r's that it had problems reading before the cleaning, like:
used space: 5.5 MB and free space: 0 MB
that is on several cd-r's...is that a reading problem?
I tried to add data to those discs that it says has O MB free space, and the writing wizard says the disc is full...but i had checked them on another drive, they still have the free space they should have left...
Is this the discs, or drive that does weird things?
Anyone got a clue? Please take into consideration that I'm a bit of an oldschool newbie, so go easy on the abreviations...
Thanks for any help i can get!